Orpheus is a poem inspired by Greek mythology and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
I was longing for to see your face in the sunlight. No steps heard behind me. I shouldn't look back. In a moment you were gone. I was left alone. No hope. The fault was mine If only I hadn't dared, If I hadn't run behind you. I should be left in grief. Creating only mourning music. The pain would be endless but the fault, someone else's. I remain unforgiven to me. Compassion from none. I loathe the sadness to see in their eyes. Even that, I don't deserve it. Me, who I convicted You my love in eternal darkness.
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
In greek mythology Orpheus was the main representative of the singing art and guitar. He was married to Eurydice. When she died Orpheus created beautiful mourning songs and music that made nymphs and gods cry. They consulted him to visit the underworld and play his music to Hades and Persephony. When Hades and Persephony heard his music they agreed to let him take Eurydice with him to the world of the living. The deal was that he should be walking in front of Eurydice and should not look back at her until they both reached the world of the living. In the middle of the road Orpeus got anxious since he could not hear Eurydice’s steps. He broke the promise and looked back to see if she was indeed behind him. Eurydice disappeared immediately and Orpheus lost her again, this time forever.
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26 thoughts on “Orpheus”
Such a sad story, but I do love Greek mythology.
Awwwwnnnn… so sad. I love Greek mythology
thank you for taking time to read it 🙂
Lovely! I read this Greek mythology before. It’s so sweet and romantic. His love for her is so pure.
thank you for taking time to red and comment 🙂
Lovely poem! I love the story behind it too – it’s so sad but still so romantic. Thanks for sharing!
thank you so much for reading it and taking time to comment!
Lovely poem and I love the inspiration behind it, you can really feel the emotion in your words x
Thank you for reading it and commenting 🙂
I love how you took your inspiration from Orpheus and created this moving piece — thank you for sharing.
Thank you Molly! I am always grateful for your comments 😘
This is my first time of hearing about this greek mythology. It’s sad but it’s so sweet and romantic as well. I loved reading this.
Thank you Ruth!
Oh no, it’s sad lost forever. Strong words and the story. I haven’t read a lot about greek mythology but it seems interesting!
Thank you Fransic!
Thank you Lou ❤️
I’ve recently been getting into Greek mythology- so your work found me at the right time. Beautiful words 🙂
Happy you like it and found you at the right time! thank you 🙂
Wow this is such a sad Greek mythology. I had not heard of this story. Beautiful poem.
thank you for taking time to ream it and commend it 🙂
Wow this ones beautiful. I didn’t know you wrote these. It seems I’m checking your work for the first time. Xx
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Glad you liked it. I will be happy to know your opinion on the next ones also! Thank you so much ❤️